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Gila River Wander, AZ
mini location map2019-04-06
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Gila River Wander, AZ 
Gila River Wander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2019
Hansenaz
Hiking5.97 Miles 472 AEG
Hiking5.97 Miles   4 Hrs   7 Mns   1.56 mph
472 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
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While the temps are still tolerable I thought the lower Gila River would be a good place to look around. I planned a couple different loops in the Agua Caliente area though with no idea if I'd find anything interesting there.

First place was a no go: private property, but the second one worked out fine. My plan was to walk along the sandy flood plain next to the basalt edge (looking for petroglyphs and whatever) and return along the top on the "basalt plain". It was nice walking: the sand was hard and lots of space between the bushes. I looked for quite a while before finding the first petroglyph and they were mainly concentrated at one point on the eastern edge of the loop. Highlight of the day was a big interesting geoglyph on top, just above those glyphs.

The petroglyphs looked quite different from the spectacular ones at nearby Sears Point and Quail Point and not sure what the geoglyph was supposed to be, but it looked like part of a wheel with some spokes including unusually fine ones. Found enough and a nice day.
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